It's not hard to argue that Vancouver occupies a pretty enviable spot in the world. Blessed with miles of coastline, lush vegetation and crowned by the North Shore Mountains, it's hard to be there and not stop at some point and be amazed by what you see.

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The City Centre is the heart of Vancouver's downtown and contain the city's Financial District, the Granville Entertainment district, and many of its hotels, clubs and historical buildings.

Kitsilano, South Granville and Granville Island form most of the northern part of the Vancouver west side.

The West End of Vancouver is one of the most popular places to hang out in the city.

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Kitsilano is the northern part of the Vancouver west side. In the 1960s it was a neighbourhood where hippies "tuned in and dropped out" but today it has some of Vancouver's most expensive properties.

Gastown-Chinatown is in the east end of downtown Vancouver between the City Centre and East Van.

UBC-Point Grey is a district in the westside of Vancouver occupying a pretty spot at the tip of the Point Grey peninsula.

Commercial Drive-Hastings Park makes up part of "East Vancouver". It's main draw is Commercial Drive, which is one of the most interesting areas of Vancouver in terms of ethnic and culinary diversity.

Yaletown-False Creek encompasses the established neighbourhood of Yaletown and the still developing area of Southeast False Creek.

Vancouver South covers the southern portion of Vancouver. It is mostly residential and has some of city's older and more prestigious neighbourhoods.

Mount Pleasant-South Main is a district of Vancouver south of 6th Ave. It has long been a mixed residential, commercial and industrial area.

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